walk-through

[ wawk-throo ]
/ ˈwɔkˌθru /

noun

Theater, Television.
  1. a rehearsal in which physical action is combined with reading the lines of a play.
  2. a perfunctory performance of a script.
Television, Movies. a rehearsal without cameras.
a step-by-step demonstration of a procedure or process or a step-by-step explanation of it as a novice attempts it.
a pedestrian passageway or arcade through the ground floor of a building connecting one street or building with another.

adjective

designed to be walked through by an observer: The zoo has a walk-through aviary where the birds are all around you.
activated by a person passing through: a walk-through electronic scanner at the airport for detecting concealed weapons.

Origin of walk-through

First recorded in 1935–40; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk through

Definition for walk through (2 of 2)

Origin of walk

before 1000; (v.) Middle English walken, Old English wealcan to roll, toss, gewealcan to go; cognate with Dutch, German walken to full (cloth), Old Norse vālka to toss; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.
Related formsun·walked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for walk through (1 of 2)

walk through

/ theatre /

verb

(tr) to act or recite (a part) in a perfunctory manner, as at a first rehearsal

noun walk-through

a rehearsal of a part

British Dictionary definitions for walk through (2 of 2)

walk

/ (wɔːk) /

verb

noun

Derived Formswalkable, adjective

Word Origin for walk

Old English wealcan; related to Old High German walchan, Sanskrit valgati he moves
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Medicine definitions for walk through

walk

[ wôk ]

v.

To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run.

n.

The gait of a human in which the feet are lifted alternately with one part of a foot always on the ground.
The characteristic way in which one walks.
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Idioms and Phrases with walk through (1 of 2)

walk through


1

Perform in a perfunctory fashion, as in She was just walking through her job, hoping to quit very soon. This idiom originally referred to practicing parts in a play at an early rehearsal. It was applied more broadly from the late 1800s. Also see go through the motions.

2

walk someone through. Instruct someone carefully, one step at a time, as in He was very helpful, walking me through all the steps in this complex computer program.

Idioms and Phrases with walk through (2 of 2)

walk


In addition to the idioms beginning with walk

  • walk all over
  • walk a tightrope
  • walk away from
  • walk away with
  • walking encyclopedia
  • walking papers
  • walk off with
  • walk of life
  • walk on air
  • walk on eggs
  • walk out
  • walk over
  • walk tall
  • walk the floor
  • walk the plank
  • walk through

also see:

  • cock of the walk
  • hands down (in a walk)
  • worship the ground someone walks on
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